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The sun was slowly sinking behind the trees and the darkness was creeping through
the little valley below the overhead bridge where an old man with thin graylng hair sat
gazing intently into a crystal ball seeking mformation concernmg his 18 faithful semors
who had graduated 30 years ago in 1951
He leaned eagerly forward his hands gripping tightly the precious ball as he peered
more closely and wanted with baited breath for news of that first senior class he spon
sored Slowly faintly at first but gradually becoming clear andvivid there passed before
his eyes a panoroma of varied scenes
First to emerge was Kenneth Barnard a mere shadow of his former pounds pick
mg corn inthe fields of the county infirmary his own farming business having sadly
There now comes into view Albert Bowles proudly surveying a large shipment of
old cars to add to the vast store of materials he lns already collected which have earned
for him the title of the most prosperous Junk dealer in the State of Indiana
Mary Ann Branson is seen busy at her work as chief soda Jerk of the New Palestme
Drug Store which she finally bought after working there for years
Patty Dickey appears entermg her suite of offices at the Dickey Bird Insane
Asylum where all the patients feel right at home
Edythe Dugan with the splendid help of her 10 boys is operating a popular resort on
The familiar picture of his efficient bookkeeper next comes into view Again he
thinks What would I do without Judy Fair to do the enormous amount of bookkeeping
necessary on the management of my million dollar estate acquired with my saving from
my teacher s salary?
Walter Henderson is seen interviewing a group of charming young ladies seeking
positions with the Lone Wolf Modeling Agency which he owns and personally operates
The bright lights of Broadway flash the name of the comedian Berme Nichols
appearing in Producer Tom Tegge s Hit The Jackpot radio quiz program
The scene shifts to the blue grass valley of Kentucky where Muriel Herron, the
owner of a bl horse ranch is groommg Bunny III for the Kentucky Derby
Proudly stepping from the dressing room of the Lazy L gymnasium is that
former Dragon now famous basketball player on the Half Wits Team Dave Johnston
with Norman Woodworth his coach
Lois Homsher comes lopmg into view sole owner of the largest all cow ranch in
the U S She s out on a tour of her 200 000 acre ranch
He next sees in a luxurious office seated at a large desk a dark haired girl
Patricia Webb who is busily engaged in making out her income tax reports on her chain
of 100 Regal Stores throughout the state
Clyde Stapp 8: Frances Munsey are seen in conference They are considermg a
merger of their individually owned Freckle Cream Removing Industries after 30 years of
better business rivalry
On a quiet side street on a porch almost hidden by a screen of vmes he sees
Blanche Harvey and Ruth Leach quietly rocking back and forth in their old rocking chairs
They have finally given up their pursuit of the men and are runmng the Harvey Leach
Happy Holiday Old Maids Home
As the last faces fade from view in the crystal ball, Mr Wilson releases his
grasp on the ball and wlth a smile of complete satisfaction slowly climbs the stairs
to retire for the night saying I can he down to pleasant dreams They have not failed
me a fine class a mighty fine class'
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In 1939 twenty wide eyed and bewlldered chxldren started thelr flrst year at
New Pa1est1ne Three are stlll here Mary Ann Branson Blanche Harvey and
Clyde Stapp Our teacher was Mlss La Donna Swam
We entered our seventh grade year nn the assembly 1n 1945 wlth 23 students
Our flrst junlor hxgh offlcers we re Judy Falr Presxdent Gordon Potter VlCl pres:
dent and PHIFICIA Webb secretary treasurer
In our exehth grade xn the year of 1946 Walter Henderson became a me mber of
our class Class Offxcers were Bernard N1chols presldent Ruth Leach v1ce
In the fall of 1947 we entered our freshman year wxth 19 The new me mbers
were Lo1sHomsher Carroll Noe Julla Coyle Dorothy Llmb lean Belcher md
Mary Cox Our fxrst fall and sprlng high school partles were held atR1ehard Sleeth s
and Ruth Leach s respectwely Class Offlcers were Julla Coyle Presxdent Mary
Cox v1ce presndent and .Tumor W1att secretary treasurer
In 1948 Patty Dlckey Jomed the elass The class off1cers were Berme
Nlchols presldent Lola Homsher v1ce presxdent and Edythe Dugan sec1et1rx
In 1949 we enrolled as junlors wxth three new members Tom Tegee Dive
Johnston and Mur1el Herron The Junlor class plav Susxe The Sxren was glve n
OCtober 24 and 25 Our receptxon was held m the h1gh school gymnasmm Aprxl 28
Class offlcers were Judy Fa1r presldent Edythe Dugan v1ce presldent Patrxcu
Webb secretary and Walter Henderson treasurer
In the fall of 1950 we entered dear old New Palestme for the last of our 12
short happy years of school wlth 18 members Semor class offlcers were Dave
Johnston presldent Tom Tegge v1ce presxdent Clyde Stapp treasurer and Walter
Henderson secretary Frances Munsey and Dave Johnston were crowned carmval
Klng and Queen The .Tumors honored us w1th a receptxon ln the gym Apr1l 27 We
graduated on Monday nxght May 7 1951
12 YEAR STUDENTS
Clyde Stapp, Blanche Harvey, Mary Ann Branson
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I Kenny Barnard, wlll my love of New Palestlne School to Hollxs Dye and my good
behavxor ln Chem1stry to Tom Hogle
I Albert Bowles wxll my dxploma to my sxster Carolyn, and my Ignorance to my
I Mary Ann Branson wxll my love of Don Short to Judy Gundrum and my helght to
I Patty Dxckey wlll my posltlon 1n the chemlstry class Qonly glrllto Donna Marle
and my one year at Tech to Jerry Ollver
I Edythe Dugan wlll my semor respons1b1l1t1es to the Jumor class and my curfew
hour on dates to anyone who w1ll put up wlth xt
I Judy Falr, wxll my ab1l1ty to hold a man to Barbara Hawkms and my C M
editorshlp to Jerry Olxver
I Blanche Harvey, w1ll my love for college men to Helen Farmer, and my red
dress to Slster Joanne
I, Walter Henderson, wxll my abihty to outlme government chapters to Jlm Kuhns
and my good grades to Pxnky Mattmgly
I Murxel Herron wlll my love of Mr Stanley to Charlle Joe and my long legs to
the glrls runmng after Jerry Ollver
I Lots I-Iomsher, wxll my 4 I-I presldency to Shtrley Johnson, and my personallty
to Ceceilia Lease
I Davxd Johnston wtll my basketball letter to Lee Endsley and my streamlmed
hot rod to Rabon Cox
I Ruth Leach, w1ll my love of Beech Grove to Norma Ellxs, and my ablllty to get
my lessons to my brother Wayne
I Frances Munsey w1ll my Carmval Queenshlp to Shlrley Johnson and my flgure
to Lucllle Spencer
1 Berme Nichols, w1ll my facxal expresslons to John Brown, and the Green Hornet,
my car, to Mr Stanley
I Clyde Stapp, w1ll my freckles to Charles Mxller and all my grrlirlends to Jxm
I Tom Tegge wlll my shmy gray Plymouth to Albert Toth for busmess purposes,
and my ability to study to Don Moeller
I Pat Webb, w1ll my short temper to Anna Setfert, and my Avalon edltorshlp to
my slster Charlene
I, Norman Woodworth, w1ll my love of sports to Al Toth, and my back seat m the
study hall to Bob Dennemann
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